SEE THAT? THAT’S KURORO IN THE NEW OP. SHIT’S ABOUT TO GET REAL.
NEW OP, NEW ED, NEW ARC.
Hunter x Hunter has quietly slipped past the blogger’s radar as far as I’m concerned. Which is a damn shame because it’s still awesome. You’d think a show like this would inevitably look weaker when viewed beside shows like Sakamichi no Apollon, Uchuu Kyoudai and Lupin the III but no it does not because none of those shows have happy music playing when someone’s face gets smashed in.
Truly an inspirational Sunday morning cartoon for children.
Zushi makes a wonderful addition to the cast because like Gon and Killua, he’s around their age and is already thrust into the violent world of Heaven’s Arena. Anyway Guardian Enzo sums it up better than I can. I’m just too hyped up to form a coherent entry, in which I wanted to discuss how messed up it is to watch children fight and bet on them. Sometimes, if you set aside the thought that this is supposed to a shounen manga– you have to wonder what kind of world Togashi has created for kids like Gon, Killua and now– Zushi. With the exception of Gon’s childhood in Whale Island, I don’t think there’s ever been a real nurturing environment for anyone in this show.
So it’s fascinating to see three children, two of which eventually are pit against one another– hang out and still act like their age.
On the concept of nen, Killua was obviously the stronger one physically, but Zushi shows a technique similar to Illumi’s that unsettles Killua. Unlike most fighting shows, nen is introduced as something that induces fear. Note both Gon and Killua truly felt some semblance of fear in the presence of a nen user (Hisoka and Illumi). The power itself isn’t built up as a magical, wonderful thing. It’s genuinely frightening.
This season has been amazing so far, and HxH isn’t one to fall behind.
…The aesthetic of this show is starting to shine as well. DEM COLORS AND TEXTURES.